I am a proud new owner of one of Mr. Russo's fine laminate A5-L stocks (thanks again!!) and I was wondering if some of you knowledgable shooters could give me some input on this. The barreled action and stock are being glass bedded by a guy I know from my local area with gunsmithing experience and he is going to help me make some minor modifications to the shape of the stock. He says the grip area needs to be customized to fit my hand for a relaxed grip, with my finger on the trigger at the first joint. He wants to slim down the pistol grip itself on the sides and remove some material from the dip where the thumb goes over the top. Before we do anything I wanted to see what you guys had to say about shaping it. Are there any good rules or methods for determining the best shape to fit someone or is this a matter of comfort type thing with no hard-and-fast rules?
Any input I can get before the wood chips start to fly would be greatly appreciated!!
(Mines the one on the bottom)